A LEAP Member Spotlight: Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP

A LEAP Member Spotlight: Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP
By: Allison Tunstall Last Updated: May 22, 2020

When Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP opened its doors over a century ago, the commitment to serving the La Porte and Northwest Indiana communities was built into its foundation. But it was the team of experienced attorneys that gave the firm its reputation as one that deeply understands the region’s institutions, economy, and courts, providing the knowledge of how to solve the unique challenges their clients face every day.

As La Porte’s largest legal firm, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones LLP has represented local schools, governmental entities, and businesses, as well as individuals in criminal matters, family law matters, and personal injury claims across Northwest Indiana. Armed with the knowledge and experience to tackle a variety of legal matters, the firm approaches every case with the desire to understand it at its core, to come to a solution that best fits the client’s needs and circumstances.

“Because our firm has been in business for over a century, we are lucky to have a variety of clients and interesting legal issues that require relentless effort and hard work,” said Nick Otis, partner at Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP. “Successfully resolving complex issues for clients brings satisfaction to all of our attorneys.”

To be able to provide that high caliber of service specifically in the La Porte and Northwest Indiana communities has been part of the firm’s mission since day one. Staff there have a deep, personal tie to the city’s history and people.

“The cornerstone of our firm is our connection to our community. Many of our attorneys grew up right here in LaPorte County,” Otis said. “We have been able to provide legal expertise to our clients right here in La Porte at the same level as national law firms. So, instead of traveling to Indianapolis or Chicago, our clients can have an attorney in their hometown that provides the highest level of legal services.”

Attorneys regularly receive state and national recognition for their work in the community. They continue their service outside of work as well, doing their part to volunteer for various organizations that have positive impacts on the LaPorte County area and its residents.

“Our attorneys regularly sit on non-profit boards,” Otis said, “including the La Porte County Family YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of La Porte County, La Porte Educational Development Foundation, South Central Education Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, and various churches—and these are just some of the organizations our attorneys serve.”

Since 1907, when the company was founded as the law firm of Doran and Conboy, the firm’s consistent involvement in the Region and standard of service to its clients has made it the important and long-standing institution in La Porte that it is today, thanks to a team of hardworking and dedicated professionals looking to serve their hometown. And as the Region and country grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP has adapted to sudden changes and continued to provide services to those who need it. From meeting with clients via phone or video conferencing calls to keep clients up-to-date with constant moving variables in the legal system, the firm continues to show what it means to be a part of a community.

For more information about Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP and the services it provides, visit their website at https://nlkj.com/. For more information about LEAP, visit https://laportepartnership.com/.